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hello. this is the bbc news. the headlines: france's prime minister has urged the country not to allow yesterday's attack in paris to derail sunday's presidential election. one police officer was shot dead before the gunman was killed. the government is fully mobilised so that nothing will stop this fundamental democratic moment for our country from going ahead. security is being reinforced ahead of the election and campaigning has been paused — although some of the main players have been giving their reaction to this latest attack. the other stories on bbc news: speaking on the campaign trail, theresa may said the uk will continue to spend 0.7% of national income on the foreign aid budget. theresa may signals the conservatives might drop their commitment to the pensions triple lock — but says the uk would continue to spend 0.7 per cent of national income on foreign aid.
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what we need to do is look at how that money is spent and make sure we are able to spend that money in the most effective way. at least 20 children are dead in south africa, after the minibus they were in collided with a truck near pretoria. research by the national crime agency suggests the average cyber criminal is someone in their teens. good afternoon. details have been emerging about the man who opened fire on the champs elysees last night, killing a policeman and injuring two other people. the french media have named him as karim cheurfi — a 39—year—old french citizen who had served a prison sentence for previous armed assaults on officers. christian fraser is in paris. good afternoon. we should be concentrating on the final election campaigning day, before the first round of the vote on sunday, but that is not what has
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been happening. but nothing ordinary about the selection, particularly after the attack on the sean is a lazy classmate. extra policemen coming the president has been meeting security officials, trying to get an understanding of the threat. ensuring that nothing else has interfered. these pictures show the final moments of the champs elysees attack. police officers appear to shoot down the gunman, who's hidden behind the vehicle. the police had been deployed on this avenue to protect civilians, instead they ended up being targeted themselves. the french media has named the attacker as 39—year—old karim cheurfi. reports say he had a previous conviction for attempting to kill police officers.
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the victim has been named as 37—year—old xavierjugele. he'd been a police officer for seven years. this morning, the champs elysees was reopened. france is still piecing together the exact sequence of last night's events. from what we understand, the attack drove along the champs elysees, stopped here, got out and opened fire on police officers in a van. the police returned fire but it all happened incredibly quickly. this off duty officer came to remember his fallen colleagues. life will carry on but we have to watch out. anywhere can be hit. we have to be careful. i'm homaged at the security the police provide. i have police in my family and i know what being the wife, mother or sister of a police officer is... the work they do...
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i pay great respect. this morning, the police searched the attacker‘s home in a paris suburb. the 39—year—old gunman has not been formally named. might his actions affect sunday's presidential election? the two front runners have each reacted. translation: i would like to restore the borders and check the identity of everyone so we can find the enemy. soon we should expel foreigners who cannot be identified, especially those who failed national id tests, send them back to their country of origin. translation: the will of terrorists is to destabilise the country, hurt it. it is fundamental at a time when the french to decide the future. it is democracy that is targeted.
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in two days, the people of this city and country make the decision. this attack and those over the last few years, could weigh heavily. the other candidates, fillon and melenchon, have also been speaking. radical islam defies our spirit. we should face this with an intellectual wall. it is threatening oui’ intellectual wall. it is threatening our country. this is only going to be possible when all of the superpowers act together. all of us
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must recollect and think, reflect about the future. the future of the country. for my part... surrounded bya country. for my part... surrounded by a lot of teams who have accompanied me throughout this entire campaign, reinforced by hundreds of thousands of intellectuals, workers, artisans, artists, during this period they have demonstrated the willingness to support me... i am ready to go into the second round, if that is the will of of the french people. melenchon, riding high, in the
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polls. and the deceased police officer, has been named as xavier jugele, the other two officers have been recovering. the gunmen, karim cheurfi, what was asked about why he was not on those lists. he was due, and released in 2015, and seems in 2016 to have been consulted to a group, that stops people being radicalised. that was after the charlie hebdo attacks. between the end of last year, and march, he came to the attention of the internal security services because he was trying to get in touch with fighters from syria. you
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had that background. but we have been here before. the french know how to respond to these attacks. mobilising the security services. this is just the latest in a long string of attacks. i have been looking back. france is hardly alone in the struggle against homegrown islamic extremism. but in recent years it has suffered a disproportionate number of attacks. in 2014, militants attacked the offices of the satirical magazine, charlie hebdo, killing 12. days later, a gunman stormed a jewish grocery store, killing four. in november 2015, 130 were killed in the attacks on paris and the bataclan theatre. and on bastille day lastjuly, france's national holiday, a truck was driven through a crowd of people on the nice promenade. 86 people died. but behind those major terrorist incidents, persistent low level attacks, many of them aimed at the security forces.
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last year, a police officer and his wife were stabbed to death in their home by anjihadist linked to so—called islamic state. weeks later, two terrorists attacked a church in normandy, killing an 86—year—old priest. more recently, a policeman was stabbed and injured in a suburb of paris before the attacker appeared at 0rly airport, where he was shot dead. over the past few months the government has been calling on national security forces to ensure the safety of our citizens throughout the country. over the next few days, more than 50,000 police officers and military police will be deployed to guarantee the smooth running of the elections. since the attack on the bataclan, the state of emergency here in france has been extended five times. the police now carry their weapons off duty for their own safety, and they have sweeping new powers to put suspects under house arrest — they can search apartments and computers without judicial warrants.
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but the list of people they're following is enormous. 0ne mp who worked on the terror legislation told me there are 15,000 names on the list that documents that most dangerous. in marseille this week, police say they foiled an imminent attack involving two men — again, one linked to belgium. in the raids that took place, they recovered a haul of semi automatic weapons and bomb making equipment. europe is awash with weapons. they've come in from the balkans. easy to source, cheap to buy. we tended the opinions of somebody who studies french politics. you are on the montpelier council. you said that fillon was not out of this
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race, but in light of what has happened classmate, back in it?|j think it is anybody's race. it is a bizarre situation, with 11 candidates, and only four have got the serious chance of getting to the second round. i have talked to many people. and the predominant reaction iget, when people. and the predominant reaction i get, when i ask people about how they are going to vote, it is great unhappiness. the majority of people i have spoken to have said they would want none of the above. and 40% simply have not decided. the events of last night, will they move things? i events of last night, will they move things? lam events of last night, will they move things? i am not sure. events of last night, will they move things? lam not sure. i events of last night, will they move things? i am not sure. i think people have almost got used to these outrageous. here, we have had a
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policeman in a local town murdered. but i think the mood isjust huge uncertainty, discontent, and the only thing i really believe, the only thing i really believe, the only poll, 90% of french people are not happy with the way that france is going. and looking at this list of 11 candidates, it is almost like, walking into a restaurant, seeing 11 dishes, not wanting any... to use that french analogy. and with that in mind, does that encourage people to go to the polls? stay away? then french take democratic duty very seriously. top turnout, usually
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enormous. but i have never encountered such indifference. i think french people are going to be thinking very hard, before voting. and what is going to happen? in the end,| and what is going to happen? in the end, i would and what is going to happen? in the end, iwould retreat and what is going to happen? in the end, i would retreat to the theory that the french are paradoxical people, on the one hand, they crime to be revolutionary, but on the other hand, worried about change. quite conservative. maybe they are going to go for something not particularly radical. but at this point, i think it is too close to call. i think it is too close to say. thank you. we can also speak to a french journalist. you say. thank you. we can also speak to a frenchjournalist. you will say. thank you. we can also speak to a french journalist. you will have been watching the press conferences. what do you make of them? the last
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thing that paris needs, another atrocity. and it was clearly aimed atrocity. and it was clearly aimed at destructing the election, but of course it is horrendous at any time. the far right candidates, including le pen and increasingly fillon have both expressed outrage but they are trying to turn this act into the biggest event of the campaign. both of them have been holding press conferences, devoted to security. effectively convinced that the election can be fought on the ongoing terrorist threat, specifically from islamic state. 0ther specifically from islamic state. other candidates have been showing more reserve, more circumspect,
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suggesting that these atrocities can be fought with efficient policing and intelligence. last week, when two prospective islamic state killers promised to murder, intelligence managed to stop that. but that is what the discussion, somebody who was known to the police, on a watch list, getting in touch with fighters, how is he not on the list!? it as a security problem but other candidates have other issues, we have got many serious issues facing france at the moment. it has to be said that the rhetoric of le pen, would be of huge
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use to organisations like the islamic state, because she uses the exact same terms of reference, she wants... you think they are trying to interfere with the process, because they want her to be elected? she would be incredibly useful to the narrative, the evil project, and she has seen them as a threat not only to destroy french satellite asian, but also western civilisation. —— civilisation. but accordingly, she wants to ban all immigrants, shot the bottles, even the trump style walls. but what she forgets to mention, the paris shooting has got nothing to do with immigration, it was born and bred
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frenchman, who has been shooting policemen in the past. thank you. it is interesting actually that we were talking earlier, about how some commentators want another 10,000 police. you have had that big system of recruitment over the years, but the candidates shifting to security because that is going to be the focus. and the fear is that something that we saw last night could be repeated again, possibly have an impact on the vote. that is the story from paris. thank you. the headlines on bbc news: france's prime minister has urged the country not to allow yesterday's attack in paris to derail sunday's presidential election. 0ne police officer, named as xavierjudge, was shot dead before the gunman was killed. theresa may confirms the uk will continue to spend 0.7% of national income on foreign aid. at least 20 children are dead
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in south africa, after the minibus they were in collided with a truck near pretoria. and tributes have been paid to the former england and aston villa defender ugo ehiogu who has died after a cardiac arrest. he was the totte n ha m after a cardiac arrest. he was the tottenham hotspur u23 coach, their youth games have all been called off. and manchester united are going to face celta vigo in the semifinals of the europa league. ronnie 0'sullivan also has a 9—4 lead over shaun murphy. len mccluskey has been
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re—elected as the chairman of the unite union, he defeated his main rival. jeremy corbyn‘s man won? but not by that much? as we said earlier, regular viewers would know that we were discussing even the possibility of a recount, as an official figures possibility of a recount, as an officialfigures had been licked. —— leet. it was apparently a partial recount, the bundle recount, but after that it looks as though len mccluskey got an even better result than was predicted. the exact figures have been made official. 59,000 votes, and gerard coyne, 50 3000. winning by about five and a half thousand. another candidate, alison, positioned himself to the
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left of len mccluskey. it is likely that he took some away from len mccluskey. jeremy corbin‘s man. he has donated funds to the leadership campaigns, in charge of the union that over the years has certainly been the biggest source of funds, and ifjeremy corbyn had one man, it was thought that it could be easier to dislodge him, stating that an election result himself. it is good news forjeremy corbyn but an incredibly low turnout. last thing he was elected, 14% turnout. and gerard coyne wanted to boost the top —— turnout, she said that len mccluskey spent far too much time at
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westminster but turnout actually down. just over 12%. one in eight members of the biggest unions actually bothering to participate. thank you. emergency services have said that at least 20 people have been killed after a minibus crash, near pretoria. 0n the telephone, a journalist with the south african corporation. thank you forjoining us. corporation. thank you forjoining us. what can you tell us about what has happened ? us. what can you tell us about what has happened? sombre scene. i am not farfrom
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has happened? sombre scene. i am not far from the has happened? sombre scene. i am not farfrom the accident has happened? sombre scene. i am not far from the accident scene. i have been briefed, and informed about the accident. it was this afternoon, the school bus was carrying children from different schools, and apparently, it crashed with a truck travelling in the opposite direction. 0fficials travelling in the opposite direction. officials have been cagey, trying to find something that could explain accident itself. some have said that they felt betrayed, that safety has not been enforced. they have been asking some
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questions, and we await what the authorities can say about confirmation. thank you, and sorry about the quality of the line. theresa may has indicated the conservatives might drop their promise to increase the state pension by either the rate of inflation, wages or 2.5 per cent a year — the so—called triple lock. but the prime minister confirmed that the uk would continue to spend 0.7 per cent of national income on foreign aid under a new tory government. speaking to workers at a toothpaste factory in berkshire, she said she was proud of britain's record on helping people in need around the world. earlier simon spoke to our political correspondent chris mason. 0n the face of it, when you look at the language from the prime minister, and we'll play you what was said, it seemed absolutely categoric. just a little bit of a caveat, in what was said. you can come to your own judgment. but the context, an intense
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discussion going on in the conservative party, david cameron's idea of guaranteeing in law that the united kingdom would spend 0.7% on overseas aid. some critics thought it was perverse, because it guaranteed the department for international development a certain amount of money. and they would somehow have to work out how to spend that money. an odd way of budgeting. that is why it was going to be keen eyes on this, to see if theresa may would stick with it. this is what she said. the 0.7% commitment remains, and is going to remain, but we need to look at how that money is spent, and make sure we are able to spend that money in the most effective way. i am proud of the record we have, the children around the world
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being educated as a result of what the british government, the taxpayer is doing, in terms of international aid. the ability that we had, to help ebola, supporting syrian refugees. i was injordan, meeting some youngsters, being given a good quality education. that is one of the things that the united kingdom has been providing, i am proud of that record but we have to make sure we are spending more money as effectively as possible. but? exactly. i have spoken to a senior conservative source, who knows about international development, asking about that apparent caveat, towards the end of the answer. and without disappearing into the nerdiness of accounting practices, this boils down to the government saying, are they going to stick with the idea, the current definition of what counts
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as international aid? then determine what they think is the best use of that money? 0r trying to broaden the definition? that could include security spending, spending from the foreign office. and if so, those who want to see the watering down could cheer it is not what it is. no commitment, no direct answer, sources have said just wait for the manifesto. but one of the questions from our deputy political editor, in that same event, protection for pensioners, the triple lock, guaranteeing the increase of two and a half percent, regardless of earnings and inflation, it was striking given that the prime minister answered that question on international aid,
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she avoided that question entirely, and mentioned what the conservatives have done in the past, rather than what they would do, if they won the election. the chancellor philip hammond has said the government needs more ‘flexibility‘ on taxes. after the recent budget, the government was forced into an embarrassing u—turn on its attempt to raise taxes for the self employed. speaking to our economics editor kamal ahmed — mr hammond hinted that he would like to see the 2015 manifesto promise not to raise taxes significantly amended, if not abandoned all together. first of all, i am a conservative. i came into politics, not to see taxes rising, but to get the burden of taxation falling. that remains my political ambition. and judge by the track record. we have cut the deficit that we inherited from labour by two thirds. at the same time...
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reducing income, taking 3 million taxpayers out of taxation altogether. that is what conservatives do, with careful management of the economy, keeping taxes low. pay down debts. but we do need flexibility to manage the system, and make sure that theresa may and the government has a clear mandate to execute the plan, that we do not violatejeremy corbyn and the bumbling coalition get their hands on the power. but you do not support specific tax polices, not to raise income tax, ni, vat? all of us would prefer to have more flexibility, how they manage the economy, and the overall tax burden. rather than have hands constrained. but what we have in the manifesto is going to be decided over the next few days. published in due course.
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we will see where we have got to after the proper debate. but that 2015 triple lock boxed you in? the more commitments that you make, the less flexibility that you have. but you are unable to do other things, that could appear as higher priorities during the course of the government. always the challenge. clear promises. and having enough flexibility to run the government effectively. and we can get an update on the weather. thank you. the weather for the weekend looks as though it is going to be kind. but next week, it could be a shock to the system. we have not seen much sunshine, by any matter of means, but it is still dry
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for the most part. we have got some sunshine here and there, 19 years yesterday but name, ten at the moment. that is the colder air, colder air, going south, so we can expect the ground frost. temperatures maintaining double figures. we could get some mist, at dawn, and still some rain for northern ireland and the south east. but it is breaking all the time, and the midlands, east anglia, wales, cold air. 13, 1a. but we're going to get some wintry showers. and then something even colder next week. i will have more on that later. hello. this is bbc news. the headlines...
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paris mourns the death of a policeman who died in last night's shooting. the attack in the heart of the capital saw people fleeing the main boulevard — police shot the gunman dead. security is being reinforced ahead of sunday's presidential election. campaigning has been paused — although some of the main players have been giving their reaction to this latest attack. theresa may confirms the uk will continue to spend 0.7 % of national income on foreign aid. she said she was proud of britain's record on helping people in need around the world. at least 20 children have been killed in south africa, after the minibus they were in collided with a truck near pretoria. len mccluskey has won the poll to be re—elected as general secretary of britain's biggest trade union, unite. the result is also seen as a victory forjeremy corbyn. this is a
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face of calm! and radio one welcomed the duke and duchess of cambridge, who spoke on the station as part of theircampaign to who spoke on the station as part of their campaign to raise awareness of mental health. let's ta ke let's take a look at the sport now. aston villa will hold a minute's applause before their derby with birmingham city this weekend, following the death of their former defender ugo ehiogu. he was a coach with the under 23s at tottenham hotspur and collapsed after a training session yesterday, having suffered a cardiac arrest. before retiring as a player in 2009, ehiogu made over 200 appearances for aston villa and then spent seven years at middlesbrough, winning the league cup three times. here's the villa manager steve bruce. being a fellow centre half, he was uncompromising, quick. all of the football world will be shocked and saddened. we just had a couple in there that are devastated to hear the news. i think all of us.
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in these moments, you think of his family and people around him. at 44, it is quite shocking news. a tragedy. it puts football into perspective. manchester united will face the spanish side celta vigo in the semi—finals of the europa league. marcus rashford's late goal gave them victory over anderlecht last night — united will be away in the first leg on the fourth of may. in the other tie, ajax will play lyon. in the champions league draw, holders real madrid play city rivals atletico madrid and french side monaco take on italian giants juventus. the women's super league side notts county ladies has gone into liquidation after new owner alan hardy was unable to clear their debts. they were due to start their season
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against arsenal on sunday. but they have been forced to withdraw from the lead. goalkeeper carly telford is one of four players in the squad selected to go to the european championship with england next summer. championship with england next summer. doesn't seem real, yesterday you are training, everybody is looking forward to playing arsenal on sunday, to then being told that the club does not exist any more. you look around the room and see people are upset, people are crying, livelihoods have been ruined. jobless. to leave it this late, when it was done a year ago, to come to the conclusion before we kick off that he doesn't want to do it any more, is pretty heartbreaking. recommendations aimed at improving athletes' welfare have been published as part of a major report into british sport. the duty of care review was commissioned by the government and led by 11—time paralympic gold medallist baroness tanni grey—thompson. the publication comes amid bullying allegations against coaches, mounting concern over the use of medication, and the child sex abuse scandal in football.
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the regulations include appointing an ombudsman which has the power to hold them to account for the level of care. ronnie 0'sullivan has been a pretty good form in his second—round match of the championship against the 2005 when a shaun murphy. these are live pictures from the crucible bbc two. something of a fightback by sean murphy over the last couple of frames. he is now trailing 9—5. 13 is good enough to go through to the next round. earlier, stuart bingham look like levelling his match against wilson. he managed to keep them at bay as to a nervous clea ra nce them at bay as to a nervous clearance that extended his lead to 9-7. clearance that extended his lead to 9—7. team sky rider gary and —— geraint thomas won onlyjust after
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the final stage in northern italy. he held on to finish third in the stage. his victory is a major boost for his chances at the forthcoming giro d'italia. great britain's james hall has won all—around bronze at the european gymnastics championships in romania. the 21—year—old finished behind gold medallist 0leg verniaiev of ukraine and russia's arthur dalaloyan. another briton, joe fraser, was fifth. ellie downie and alice kinsella compete in the women's all—around finals in around an hours' time. that is all the sport for now, more in the next hour. former rangers manager walter smith said he was never overly burdened by the finances of running the club. he was appearing as the first witness in the fraud trial of craig whyte, the former owner. he is accused of two charges relating to the purchase of a club in 2011. the 46—year—old
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denies all charges. laura gordon is at the high court. today was the first day of evidence. what did the court here? craig whyte arrived at court here? craig whyte arrived at court this morning for this first day of evidence in a trial relating to his purchase of rangers, back in 2001. the first witness on the first day of evidence was former manager walter smith. mr smith has managed the club on two separate occasions. in his second stint as manager, he led the club to eight domestic trophies. it reached a european final as well. he was also manager in the period running up to craig whyte's takeover of the club. and for a short period thereafter, about three of four days, until his contract came to an end. mr smith told the jury how the club have owned the bank around £18 million backin owned the bank around £18 million back in 2001, when he first heard craig whyte was to be the new owner.
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he was cross—examined and asked if, around that period, he knew how bad things were financially at rangers. he said, not exactly. he felt the success they had been having had lowered the burden of debt. he went on to ask if there had been any indication from the bank that it had had enough of bankrolling rangers. mrsmith said, had enough of bankrolling rangers. mr smith said, yes. this afternoon, ally mccoist, who described his occupation as a football analyst, took to the stand. he succeeded walter smith as manager of the club backin walter smith as manager of the club back in 2001. he said he was aware that the club was in debt when he took over, but he thought it was in the region of £40 million, not £18 million. —— £14 million, not £18 million. —— £14 million, not £18 million. craig whyte is charged with the potentially unlawful purchase of the potentially unlawful purchase of the club, and he faces another charge of breaching the companies
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act. he denies the charges. the trial continues and is expected to last 12 weeks. time for a look at the big business stories of the week, and ben is here to take us through them. a surprise for the market and everybody, the snap election. what do the markets make them? all sorts of news for the markets to digest, and the election announcement on tuesday was one of them. the prime minister is calling a selection for junior eight. markets are initially not sure what to make of it. we saw the pound fall quite sharply before the pound fall quite sharply before the announcement, and then it became clear we would go to the polls, so it rose. it interesting. it's a bit ofa it rose. it interesting. it's a bit of a strange anomaly. the firms that make up the ftse 100 of a strange anomaly. the firms that make up the ftse100 report of a strange anomaly. the firms that make up the ftse 100 report their earnings in dollars. if the pound is strong, it makes our earnings look less good. also, news this week
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about the imf, upgrading forecasts for growth. we saw the growth, an update to 2%. good news for places like that, the city of london. it suggests that growth will be much stronger than they thought, particularly with brexit. there was concern that growth would fall off a cliff if we voted to leave the european union. that is not the case. the imf says the uk economy will grow by 2% this year. case. the imf says the uk economy will grow by 296 this year. but there has been somewhat challenging news for stores on the street and for debenhams. today we saw retail sales going down? yes, a big fall in retail sales. the number of people going out shopping is going up, but we are not buying stuff. it's interesting, we had footfall figures, it shows that people out on the high street are there, but we are not actually buying stuff. bad news for debenhams. they told us that ten stores were up for closure.
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it is going to review their fortunes and will make a decision in the coming weeks, months and it is an uncertain time for staff. richard hunter is from wilson king investment management, he's at the london stock exchange for us. lovely to see you. let's start with that surprise that we got on tuesday. the uk goes to the polls in june. what did markets make of it? you have already covered the crux of the matter inasmuch as once the announcement was made, stirling went ona announcement was made, stirling went on a bit ofa announcement was made, stirling went on a bit of a terror. it has been pretty wea k on a bit of a terror. it has been pretty weak since the referendum. it is based on two fairly large assumptions. number one, not only will the conservatives get back in, they will increase their majority. in so doing, they think it will increase their bargaining power. when you get political events like this, the first thing you look at will be the currencies. the impact on the ftse100, which has been strong since the referendum on the
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wea kness strong since the referendum on the weakness of sterling, it became the one that suffered on the strength of sterling at the result of the election. is it fair to say we are not going to see a huge amount of movement on the markets unless the polls to start to suggest that there could be a big surprise onjune eight? firstly, we have seen ample evidence over the last year to take saw the polls that come through with a pinch of salt. not only in terms of brexit, but in terms of the us presidential election and the surprise that throughout, let alone what might happen in the french elections. also, what is currently very much the guiding force is that this is going to be fairly co mforta ble this is going to be fairly comfortable for the conservatives. that should be enough to make some investors u nco mforta ble that should be enough to make some investors uncomfortable until we get nearer the data. it is one we will be watching closely. i am sure we will talk about it soon. let's touch quickly on that imf upgrade. the
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doom monger has had us believe if we voted for brexit then the economy would stall. the imf said that is not the case, it will grow by 2%? would stall. the imf said that is not the case, it will grow by 296? an upgrade from the previous forecast of 1.5%. they also mention 1.5% for 2018. imf figures, as of 1.5%. they also mention 1.5% for 2018. imffigures, as ever, are predicated on what might or might not happen in future. what they thought would happen since the referendum has not. they have made a couple of other points, that by 2020 to the uk is likely to drop out of the top five in the world in terms of size of the economy. not only that, of course, all so there might be some ramifications from financial services sectors, as we will soon find out when we begin the negotiations with brussels. nonetheless, these are projections and the sheer fact of the matter is that no one quite knows what the full ramifications are going to be. let's talk shopping. we had a whole
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raft of figures. i touched on some of them, we had retail sales today. we had footfall figures earlier in the week, suggesting we are going out shopping but not buying anything. debenhams, that is a funny one. it is really trying to find its way? debenhams, it kind of ties the two things together. buried within the retail sales figures was another near 20% the retail sales figures was another near20%jump in online the retail sales figures was another near 20%jump in online shopping. as has been the suspicion for a while, people are visiting shops but purchasing goods online. that was one of the reasons for the disappoint and one of the reasons for the disappointand in one of the reasons for the disappoint and in the debenhams share price, that they had not clarified what the online strategy is going to be. really good to talk to you. let me show you the markets, how they have ended the day. this is how they have ended the day. this is how it is looking. you can see the ftse100 and the dax in the green.
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not by a huge amount. the dowjones, trade and the way in the united states. as we approached junior eight, we might start to see a bit of movement. but i think it is the currency markets that we should watch quite closely. the pound is back up pretty sharply. breaking news to bring you, coming from the electoral commission, which says it has launched an investigation into the eu referendum spending return of the campaign group spending return of the campaign group leave. eu. it spending return of the campaign group it follows an assessment carried out by them which concluded that there were reasonable grounds to suspect breaches under the law may have occurred. that is coming from the electoral commission, concerning the campaign group let's look at the headlines.
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france's prime minister has urged the country not to allow yesterday's attack in paris to derail sunday's presidential election. 0ne police officer, named as xavierjudge, was shot dead before the gunman was killed. theresa may confirms the uk will continue to spend 0.7 % of national income on foreign aid. at least 20 children have been killed in south africa, after the minibus they were in collided with a truck near pretoria. now — the average computer hacker isjust 17 — and gets involved in cyber crime because they think they won't get caught. that's the conclusion of a new report by the national crime agency, which has been looking at ways to stop young people getting drawn into online crime.
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0ur correspondent angus crawford has more. the internet is breeding a new kind of criminal who'd never normally break the law. they're young and tech savvy and sometimes don't even realise what they're doing is wrong. investigators questioned teenagers convicted of cyber crime and other young hackers. the report found financial gain wasn't a priority. but they did want to impress other hackers. and thought the risk of getting caught was low. the early motivations can be the challenge, can be proving to their peers online that they can complete the challenge or they can break into certain things, or find vulnerabilities. but we do see, if they are good at that and if they can build their reputations in forums and prove to their peers, we do see them then getting into this more for monetary reasons as well. this self—confessed hacker, now 16, claims he taught himself. ijust read about it on the news. i got interested, wanted to know how it worked and how this actually happens, how a website
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gets taken down. i researched it from there, really. i was 12, 13. i found it easy. you learn about the computer misuse act, which is something you are likely to fall foul of if you go off and do cyber security without any guidance. the nca research also shows early intervention can stop criminal behaviour. here, teenagers take part in a tech competition, learning how to hack and stay on the right side of the law. a lot of students have access to their own computers at home now and therefore they are trying things out, and rightly so, we don't want to discourage people from going out and trying new skills, learning how to do things. what we absolutely must get in there, though, is there is a line they shouldn't be crossing, both in ethics and the law. it's a huge challenge for law enforcement. the average age of suspects in cyber crime investigations is nowjust 17. angus crawford, bbc news. the duke and duchess
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of cambridge made an unannounced visit to radio 1 earlier, to talk about the mental health campaign that they are supporting ahead of sunday's london marathon. they surprised presenter adele roberts, who is one of those running in the event, and revealed to dj scott mills that they are keen fans of the station. i think we can all agree that there has not been a more powerful mental health campaign ever. thank you for that. we will also have young people listening, who feel they might not be able to share what they feel, because what their friends might think, or other people might not understand. we also have people that are young parents listening, that are finding it overwhelming. what would you say to them? personally, a huge thanks to people like adele and everybody else that have taken on the baton. raising awareness for mental health,
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and for heads together, particularly. it has been really eye opening for us. seeing how much this issue of mental health is brimming under the surface of public consciousness. it is like a boiling pan of soup, with the lid on, we have taken the lid off and people are taking on the challenge, taking on the baton, saying, i know somebody who has been through this, i been to this myself. it is having a conversation, realising that emotions are not a bad thing and we all have them. and the power of a simple conversation. i met a young mother who said that for her it was like medicine. it shows you, moments like this, how powerful it is, starting to talk to people. adele, are you a bit calmer? i'm freaking out right now! you need to check my heart rate!
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i honestly thought you knew, you didn't? someone from around here told me you were nervous about being on radio 1? i don't know what you are talking about! this is the face of calm! is a true that you listen? occasionally. and you text in? under a different name?|j under a different name? i sent a text into adele's show recently. i was driving to work for the ambulance shift, she is the only one brave enough to be up at that time. what are you doing, texting in your car? i have not done it while driving, that would be illegal. i don't want to ask what name you used, but did you get a shout out? yes, i got one from adele, and one from sara cox. i don't think it matters who you are, a shout out on radio one is great. i felt very privileged. we can now say that it is the official station of the royal family. i am probably at the edge
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of your age group, i am probably about to go over to radio two. it's fine, come on in. for the past six years, jacob collier has been posting videos of his music online, all of them created in his room at his mum's house in north london. his arrangements landed him two grammys at the music industry's biggest night in la. tim muffett went to meet him and hear his extraordinary story. one small room. one big talent. one that is now being recognised far beyond the four walls in which jacob collier produces his remarkable sound. tell us about this space.
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why is it so important? it is where i have spent most of my — i suppose most of my childhood and teenagehood, just exploring and jamming. # don't you worry about a thing... jacob performs every instrument, and creates every sound himself. # don't you worry about a thing... i enjoy the process of imaginging the band, but i enjoy the feeling of being responsible for each thing. and the videos you make, you shoot them yourself, you make them yourself, in this room? yes, i have this camera, and i use my sister's ipad. this cover of a stevie wonder song went viral, and was spotted by quinchones, famous for producing and writing songs for michaeljackson.
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he has now becomejacob's mentor. and he pops up on some of the videos, as well? yes, i asked him to make a cameo appearance, just because he wrote the song. in february came international recognition, two grammys for best vocal and instrumental arrangements. it is funny situation at the grammys. as a very unashamed introvert, it is a weird place. so could you do a new bbc breakfast theme? a bit ofjazz, a bit of funk? i'll give it a go, let's get started. # bbc breakfast... how many instruments do you play? it is a difficult one. piano, bass guitar, drums and voice. most instruments, you can gauge an understanding from one
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of those five things. # welcome, to bbc breakfast... got it. nicely done. stevie wonder — who needs stevie wonder? you've got tim muffett. # welcome to bbc breakfast... jacob is now touring. a special synthesiser allows him to perform live. but in his room, in his mum's house, the ideas keep coming. tim muffett, # bbc breakfast... len mccluskey has been re—elected as the general secretary of unite. it will be seen as a boost forjeremy corbyn. joel coen, his chief rival, was seen as
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corbyn. joel coen, his chief rival, was seen as the anti—corbyn candidate. he has just was seen as the anti—corbyn candidate. he hasjust spoken was seen as the anti—corbyn candidate. he has just spoken about the result. it has been a closely fought campaign. i'm proud of the message i was delivering, one that was of change, try to change unite for the better. during this campaign, ifelt the for the better. during this campaign, i felt the weight of the union machine had definitely been behind the incumbent. even up until the last minute, in terms of recent events, it has been a pressure on me. in terms of the turnout, and despite the high profile in the media, this is a ringing endorsement. all of us that have been involved in the selection have got to learn lessons, what the members have said to us, the importance that they place on a union that is focusing. gerard coyne, there. let's get an update on the weather. the weekend is upon us. i'm sure
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many have plans. for some it is the last weekend of the easter holidays. good news, it should be mostly dry, some sunshine as well. it will be more chilly, but mostly dry, so we can go with that. we have had some sunshine sent in by the weather watchers. the cloud has tended to build up. we will probably see more cloud than sunshine. it is vastly different as well for the east of scotland. we have the sunshine back. well we had 19 degrees yesterday, just 11 at the moment. 14 and 15 in the south. some evening sunshine. strictly, a lot of cloud in the sky through the evening. overnight, the cloud tends to melt away in the north. the cold air, starting to filter southwards. it looks like frost will return, at least ground frost, in rural parts of scotland and northern england. further south, more likely we will see some mistiness as we saw early this morning. the cloudiness is putting a
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cap on the sunshine in northern ireland, wales and south—eastern parts of england, even the odd shower can be expected from the cloud, where it is thicker. on balance, it is largely dry. it will not be that bright initially. when the sun comes out, we will still see 13 and 14. with the strength of the april sun equivalent to that of august, it will feel quite warm. northern ireland, lacking in sunshine again. we will see some in scotland, but there will be showers in the northern half of scotland. a taster of what is in store. it tends to ease on sunday, another cold at night to come. cooler in the south. we could have grass frost out in the countryside by sunday morning. wrap up countryside by sunday morning. wrap up warm if you are heading off to watch the london marathon. if it is cloudy and cool, with not much moisture, it could be quite pleasant for runners initially. there are still some uncertainty as to how much sunshine we will see. if the sun comes out for the late runners it could be quite warm by the
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afternoon. where we see the sunshine elsewhere, as i mentioned, because the sun is so strong, it will be pleasant. high pressure, light wind, enhancing the pleasant feel. there are still the potential for girl force wind. we will keep a close eye on that. what is more significant is what happens when it clears away. not much on the weather front, but behind it a true blast of arctic air. temperatures will dip back below average. a real shock to the system, particularly for the flora and fauna, with some frost at night. this is bbc news at 5pm. i'm christian fraser live in paris, where the city is once again dealing with the aftermath of a suspected terror attack. the gunman who shot dead a policeman on the champs elysees was known to the authorities as a potential islamist radical. as parisians pay their respects, the prime minister declares sunday's election will not be derailed. translation:: the government is fully mobilised
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so that nothing will stop this fundamental democratic moment for our country from going ahead. in today's other headlines on bbc news at 5pm: theresa may signals the conservatives might drop their commitment to the pensions triple lock, but rules out cuts to the uk foreign aid budget. corbyn ally len mccluskey is re—elected as the leader


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